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February 18, 2010

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February 18, 2010

FAYM takes a leading role in one of the most important aspects of being a musician in our time, helping YOUNG people, YOUNG musicians to establish themselves in the wide, glorious world of music. I know without FAYM and Hal Weller, many young musicians would not be where they are, at all. FAYM RULES! And, from what I can see from Mr. Weller's ways, it's only set to help more, and more, and more great young musicians, who really do need a helping hand in life! From my own experience, Mr Weller is a kind, generous, and very knowlegable man, who offers great and sound advice, and always puts himself out of his way to help others. All they need now is more people to help them with funding, and I'm sure many will! Alex Prior

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Much advice given, and obvious cases of great support they've given to young msuicians

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure it got more funding!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The fact that it is so sincere

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Conductor

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Bring the US, and the world great musicians, bring the world much beaut and joy, much needed in our day!

Ways to make it better...

No way

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 10, 2010

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February 10, 2010

I'm a piano student from Australia. In early 2008 I went to the United States, for auditions at the universities of Las Vegas and Colorado - these were organised by Maestro Weller. It was through his influence and that of FAYM, that I received a scholarship at the university of Las Vegas. Unfortunately due to personal circumstances I was not able to take up the offer, but I am very grateful for the opportunity and support that Maestro Weller and FAYM offered.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the great opportunities and support that Maestro Weller and FAYM offer to young musicians.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

February 7, 2010

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February 7, 2010

My name is Krzysztof Rucinski and I have had the great honour and privilage to be the very first protege of FAYM, who has not only been invited to give the first recitals and concerts that launched the foundation, but also have been given the wonderful chance to grow as a musician under the guidance of the top music teachers like Oleh Krysa, Cyrus Forough, Zvi Zetling and the Ying Quartet at one of the best music schools - the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. This would have never been possible to me, if Maestro Harold Weller hadn’t given me a helping hand in 2007. After having listened to my recordings, learning about my difficult financial situation and inviting me to concerts in December 2007, Maestro Weller has offered me FAYM’s incredible financial support and what most has been standing by me for all the days since then giving constant support and encouragement, what I appreciate and value so much. I am really grateful to Maestro Weller, the Committee members and all the FAYM collaborators and supporters for the GREAT chance I was given. I watch and admire how the Foundation is growing and expanding. It's great to see that FAYM takes care of more and more talented kids and young musicians from needy families. There are many foundations that help the talented ones, but FAYM’s support goes in the hands of the ones who really need it. Please help, the Foundation to grow. There are so many others who even don’t dare to dream of such support!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

changing of my life and enabling me to study music with the renowned teachers at the prestigous Eastman School of Music in the USA. Playing my first concerts with an orchestra and giving four recitals launching the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the constant warm encouragment and help from the Trustee of the Foundation Maestro Harold Weller and other kind collaborators and supporters of the Foundation.I'm also very happy that FAYM made my dreams come true!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Maestro Harold Weller, the Founder and Trustee of the Foundation, the members of FAYM Advisory Committee: Luana DeVol, Marilyn and Rodney LaRocque, Dr. Roman Rozycki and many many others

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help many other talented musicians and talented young kids.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 7, 2010

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February 7, 2010

It is crucial to involve the youth of the community in order to achieve ongoing and lasting support for the arts. FAYM has captured the interest and the hearts of many by doing just this in their programs.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to enjoy the music of many of FAYM's young and very promising students.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

only interested in furthering the cause of FAYM, not in furthering their own careers or agendas!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 4, 2010

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February 4, 2010

This cause is the most life changing experience I've seen in my life. When I see someone being chnaged by this foundation it puts a smile on my face.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their videos

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 2, 2010

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February 2, 2010

I love music. Any help I can give to a young musician makes me feel great! Music is very important. I want these young people to have an opportunity to do what they love!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the lives of many young musicians. This organization could ensure the bright future and success of thousands of people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 2, 2010

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February 2, 2010

I am a retired elementary school principal in Las Vegas, Nevada. My entire 27 year career was dedicated to 'at risk' student populations. I currently volunteer my time to FAYM by bringing violin instruction to a population that is not able to afford it. We start with 5 year old students and intend to teach and mentor with the intent of guiding them to college. We are not trying to create professional musicians, but are attempting to provide a a way to fund a college degree with music scholarships. We currently have 15 kindergarten students taking two lessons per week. In December they played their first 'concert' which lasted approximately 6 minutes as they played 'The Pepperoni Pizza Song' and 'Los Pollitos.' Their next concert will be this March and will feature our students playing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' along with several variations of this song. For their first concert they only used open strings. For this concert they will be using thier left hand to 'finger' more notes thus making their music more beautiful! Each week I see and assist the children with their lessons as their parents actively participate in the teaching and learning. It is my privilege to give my time to FAYM with the hopes of making a difference in the lives of children.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

At this time, everyone on our staff is a volunteer. I would love to have the funding to pay our teachers and to expand this program to students in other needy communities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 2, 2010

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February 2, 2010

FAYM has changed my son's life.Krzysztof is now a sophomore student in one of the most prestigious schools in the world- Eastman School of Music studying violin with the wonderful violinist and teacher, Oleh Krysa. This would never, ever be possible without Mr Weller's help and FAYM's support. In fact this wouldn't have happened as because of the financial difficulties we had never even dared to think about Krzysztof's studies abroad and especially in the USA. It was Mr Weller who noticed Krzysztof's performances on youtube, wrote to him and after having learnt about Krzysztof's situation offered him a helping hand. The beginnings were very difficult, as far as I know, and Mr Weller had to put a lot of effort, energy, time and heart to be able to bring Kris to the USA for concerts and recitals launching the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians which allowed to collect some money that enabled Krzysztof's studies in the USA. Mr Weller managed to find many devoted people with big hearts who have become Krzysztof's friends and still support him in his studies.I can find no proper words to express our gratitude for supporters of FAYM and especially for Maestro Weller who decided to devote his life to helping young musicians. The money go to the kids and support their education and development. I know this for sure! Great cause and I'll support it as much as I can. Thank you Maestro Weller!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching my son's life change, his going to the USA for concerts and then studies at the Eastman School of Music, his growing as a musician. I can also observe the incredible development of the Foundation and admire the Trustee's devotion to the cause.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the enthusiasm and optimism of the FAYM's Founder Maestro Weller and other members of FAYM Committee, their helpfullness, devotion and kindness.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Luana DeVol the member of the Advisory Committee, the protegee of FAYM Krzysztof Rucinski and Maestro Harold Weller, the Founder of the Foundation.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

support many more needy talented musicians worlwide and promote music education in poor communities of Nevada, Arisona and other regions.

Ways to make it better...

I could find more support for the cause in my own country.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the financial support to keep it running and expanding it.

One thing I'd also say is that...

it's a wonderful cause and I'd like to help more.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 1, 2010

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February 1, 2010

They don't seem to really do much what the money given. They just apparently hand it out to who ever they know and that's it instead of being an open thing maybe for auditions or expanding out to reach more people instead of who they please. They raise money for what ever benefits them. NOT GOOD

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Following it over time and realizing that nothing is really done.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get someone respectable to run the damn thing.

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Ways to make it better...

Get an actual website and show where all the money is going!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

It's not legit

One thing I'd also say is that...

It's hard to trust something that isn't 100% reliable and straight forward.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 1, 2010

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February 1, 2010

My experience with FAYM is not at breadth, but lies within the dedication and passion of one meeting with Hal Weller, who was willing to take time out of his busy schedule to tell MWR Project Inc about his program to help young musicians and explore opportunities to help each other. The Facebook groups' population, which I understand is only a portion of FAYM's total patrons, is more of the testament to his devotion and persistence for a cause that he has worked successfully to develop and continues to support - so I support FAYM!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching FAYM's Facebook campaign grow and be a well-loved non-profit

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the openness and willingness of communication on the decision-making level of the organization's key staff

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Hal Weller

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

enroll many more young musicians and promote the arts in more communities around Nevada and the world

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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